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  • British Study: Today’s Women Larger Due to “Doing Less Housework”

    (London, England) A story in Thursday’s London Daily Mail referenced a study from Saga which says the waists of today’s women are six inches larger than those of the 1950’s because they do less housework. In 1952, the waist of a middle-aged woman was 28 inches, and it’s believed those women burned close to a thousand calories a day doing regular house chores.  Now, housework has become more modernized with technological advancements and the study says the average waist size […]

  • Trainers’ Group Revokes License of Collierville Horse Trainer

    (Shelbyville, TN) The Tennessee Walking Horse Association held an emergency meeting Thursday night, and decided to revoke the license of Collierville trainer Jackie McConnell after he was shown soring horses on an undercover video.. The video was shot last year by the Humane Society of the Unite States, and released earlier this week.  It shows McConnell and other farm workers beating horses and applying chemicals to their ankles. When the video was shot, McConnell was already serving a five-year suspension […]

  • FBI Press Conference on Adam Mayes Shooting

    (Alpine, MS) Mississippi FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen spoke to the media earlier this evening regarding the Adam Mayes shooting. Click HERE for complete coverage.

  • Beale St. Music Festival In Full Swing

    (Memphis) Mid-South residents and tourists alike descended to Tom Lee Park to be among the first to experience the 2012 Beale Street Music Festival.

  • TPC Member Hart Arrested for Embezzlement

    (Southaven) Transition Planning Commission member and former Shelby County Commissioner Tommy Hart was arrested today by Southaven Police, accused of embezzling funds from a bowling center he owns. Hart owns Cotton Bowl Lanes Bowling Center on U.S. 51. According to police, several bowling leagues put up prize money for their tournaments, and the bowling center keeps the money until the tournaments end. Once the leagues went to claim the prize money to give to winners, it wasn’t there. Southaven Police […]

  • Dyersburg Girl Wins NASCAR Design Contest

    (Cornelius, NC) A nine-year-old girl from Dyersburg won the grand prize in the Aaron’s 2012 Color Your Way to Talladega contest. As a result, Emery Beavis and three guests will attend the Aaron’s Dream Weekend in Talladega to watch two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip drive her design in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  She and her guests will also receive travel, accommodations and $312 spending cash. Waltrip’s #55 car is normally blue with white trim, but […]

  • Feds, MCS Reach Agreement on Students With Disabilities

    (Washington, DC) The U.S. Department of Education announced its Office for Civil Rights has reached a resolution agreement with Memphis City Schools on aids and services to students with disabilities. A compliance review by the department addressed the district’s evaluations of students with food allergies, asthma, diabetes and other health issues that have individual health care plans to determine if the students qualify as a student with a disability under the law. Under the agreement, MCS will contact parents or […]

  • The Test That Saved Tim Simpson

    (Memphis) Some people are blessed with good health. They don’t need to take pills or medicines, and pass physicals with flying colors. Our own Tim Simpson fell into that category, until six weeks ago when he started having chest pains. With a history of heart disease in his family, he knew there was no time to waste. He took a simple test that ended up saving his life, and it could save yours. Simpson lost his brother and mother to […]

  • Game 1 & 2 for Grizzlies/Clippers Set

    (New York) The Grizzlies locked up home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs with an 88-76 win over the Orlando Magic, and now it’s time to grind in the postseason. Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers will be Sunday night at 8:30 Central Time at FedExForum, with Game 2 coming Wednesday, also at 8:30 and at FedExForum.

  • Chiefs Select Memphis DT Poe In 1st Round

    (New York) University of Memphis and former Wooddale High School defensive tackle Dontari Poe became the first Tiger since DeAngelo Williams in 2006 to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft when the Kansas City Chiefs selected him with the 11th overall pick. The 6’3″, 346-pound Poe only had 33 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and one sack in 2011, but the NFL looks more for athleticism and strength from its defensive tackles, and Poe has […]

  • Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival’s Winning Gumbo Recipe

    (Memphis) The 20th annual Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival went off without a hitch last weekend, but in a new home.  Wagner Place, between Union and Beale Streets. The new venue didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying the event. The Rajun Cajun Festival continues to break records — not only in attendance, but also in the amount of money raised for one of the Mid-South’s largest children’s charities, Porter-Leath. The festival also had its annual Gumbo Cook-Off, and we […]